So for those who don’t know, or aren’t really familiar…there is a STRONG, and bubbling skate presence in Uptown, NYC. At the crest of this wave is Mira CoNYo, a clan of creatives and skateboarders, myself included, who’s M.O. is pump out nothing but prime, quality product. They’ve been in the game since 2008 when they put out their first skate video. Since then, there have been many creative endeavors from T-shirts to TV shows. Without giving too much away, Mira CoNYo, and the newest purveyor of fly, uptown’s own The Flagrant Club, are hosting an event tonight with free beer and good vibes. Doors open at 7, premiere starts at 8.
Eminem returns, this time with the Rick Rubin produced track “Berzerk” of his upcoming album, Marshall Mathers LP 2. While the song doesn’t really sound like the crazy, fag hating, Kim killing, drug taking psycho we heard and loved on the original Marshall Mathers LP, the song carries an old school vibe reminiscent of Beastie Boys and 80’s rap. The video also has appearances made by Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar, Slaughterhouse, Kid Rock, and The Alchemist.
Em’s eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, produced by Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier drops November 4th.
Motor Trend recently held the third edition of the World’s Greatest Drag Race for its Best Driver’s car competition. The quarter-mile race featured 12 cars that are new or recently updated and are for sale in the U.S. The cars are worth about $1.9 million collectively and they certainly didn’t disappoint out on the track.
Graphic designers Romain Bourdieux and Thomas Pomarelle present a very clever take on popular bicycles and the folks that ride them. The “You Are What You Ride” series pairs models with rider tags like Hipster, Gangsta, Weirdo, Runner, Grandpa, etc. Check out the video down bottom or the entire illustration gallery here.
New Yorkbased artist and photographer Rä di Martino took a recent trip out to Tunisia where he wound up visiting the ruins of the set of one of the world’s most renowned movie franchises, Star Wars. The desert setting for Episode 1’s planet Tatooine (Anakin Skywalker’s home planet) is still up and withstanding a small test of time. Rä snagged pictures of the setting to reveal the strange decay that actually makes the set appear as if it were really alive and part of the landscape at one time.
A lot’s been said about late Detroitborn producer, J. Dillaespecially after his passing. The ironic thing about Dilla’s musical infamy is that although he may have worked on some of the most prolific tracks and influenced the influencers (so to speak), he actually shunned the limelight. But leave it to FUSE and their latest Crate Diggers episode to peer into the life of a genius that few really knew about. R.I.P. Jay Dee!
MercedesBenz Magazine and professional BMX rider Danny Campbell team up to capture his descent into the infamous Wave Rock of Australia. The result is a beautifully captured session of flips and tricks that include one deathdefying drop into the naturally formed halfpipe. Peep the technique!
We don’t care how many times Parkour gets made fun of in sitcoms, there’s just no denying how intense and amazing the actual sport is! Photographer, Ben Franke, shows us why as he unveils a series of Parkour practitioners going H.A.M. for his Canon 5D camera. Here’s a few shots of what he captured. And you can peep the entire gallery right here.
Electronic music nerds unite as one of the coolestfunctioning collaborations graces the digital production world! The DamFunk DamDrum is a barebones, handheld drum machine. It’s basically a slick piece of circuitbending goodness that came into fruition after Bleep Labs ran with the idea of forging a device for Los Angelesbased musician Dam Funk. The rest is Stones Throw Records history! Unfortunately, the device was limited to 100 pieces and currently sold out. But we’re almost certain we’ll see another run of these sometime down the line. Until then enjoy a breakdown of the device’s functionality courtesy of DJ Thomas White.
5 Boro Skateboards owner and philanthropist, Steve Rodriguez, recently linked up with NY Skateboarding to give viewers a breakdown of the architecture and aesthetic that went into revising New York City’s Coleman/LES Skate Park in Chinatown. Rodriguez goes on to describe why particular additions were made and how leaving relics like the old red stairs gives tribute to the original park while ushering in the new. Really ill stuff especially for skate nerds like us!